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Issue of 9/9/2009

Cover Story:

Upside down in Pontiac
by Sandra Svoboda
How investors walk away from disaster


Sharing 'the' Gloria Jones by Serene Dominic
By '73 she was a Grammy-nominated hit songwriter with a killer Motown solo album and a loving relationship with Marc Bolan. What happened?

Snap, crackle, pop! by Lee DeVito
This guy aims his homemade 3-D camera straight at Motor City rock 'n' roll


"We wanna hear Polish music!" by D'Anne and Laura Witkowski
The Wonder Twins workin' a Hamtown Labor Day

Cheat Code by Bryant Franks (Cheat Code)
Wolfenstein: send Nazi officers back to hell!

Comics (Comics)

Couch Trip by Paul Knoll (Couch Trip)
Knoll's A.D.D. guide to J-horror (after Hideo Nakata)

Food Stuff by Metro Times food staff (Food Stuff)
Full plates for local foodies

Lauching Leno by Jim McFarlin (Idiot Boxing)
Idiot Boxing: Will prime-time NBC kill Jay?

Letters to the Editor by Metro Times readers (Letters to the Editor)
From fear of Obamacare to sympathy for a family of squatters

Motor City Cribs by Doug Coombe (Motor City Cribs and Rides)

Bridge company's fear factor by News Hits staff (News Hits)
Terrorists out there, stop reading now

Night and Day by Megan O'Neil (Night and Day)

Chance for real change by Jack Lessenberry (Politics and Prejudices)
Michigan is headed for a shutdown; let’s think beyond the crisis

Brand spanking new by Dan Savage (Savage Love)
It's not just the act — you've got to find lovin' actors

Between our buns by Metro Times food staff (Short Order)
Places serving burgers, from our website listings

Detroit vs. NOLA by Larry Gabriel (Stir It Up)
Their city may be bouncing back, ours still seems to be falling



Abbey Road - The Beatles Reviewed by Bill Holdship (Record)

Far - Regina Spektor Reviewed by Travis R. Wright (Record)

Bang! Pow! Boom! - Insane Clown Posse Reviewed by Serene Dominic (Record)


World's Greatest Dad Reviewed by Jeff Meyers (Movie)

All About Steve Reviewed by Corey Hall (Movie)

Extract Reviewed by Corey Hall (Movie)

My One and Only Reviewed by Corey Hall (Movie)


Panini Press Reviewed by Mel Small (Restaurant)